Michael Mlekoday is an MFA candidate at Indiana University and a National Poetry Slam Champion. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Hayden's Ferry Review, The Journal, kill author, and others. He has never seen the ocean.

Emma Aylor is an undergraduate majoring in English at the College of William & Mary. She is the current editor-in-chief of the campus publication Bullet Quarterly.

Noah Falck is the author of Life As A Crossword Puzzle (Open Thread, 2009). His poems have been published widely, and most recently found in Smartish Pace, Dark Sky Magazine, Sentence: A Journal of Prose Poetics, Aesthetix, and Country Music Journal. Visit his website noahfalck.org.

Jake Syersak is an MFA candidate at Florida Atlantic University where he currently serves as a poetry editor for Coastlines. He is also a reader for Corner Club Press, a bi-monthly journal of poetry and fiction. His work has most recently appeared or is forthcoming in Elimae, Revolution House, and Literary Laundry.

Julie Platt is the author of the chapbook In the Kingdom of My Familiar (Tilt, 2008) and her poems and essays have recently appeared in Barn Owl Review, Weave, Moon City Review, and Dzanc Books Best of the Web 2010. She is Creative Editor of Technoculture (tcjournal.org) and studies digital rhetoric at Michigan State University.
Drew Kalbach is from Philadelphia. He is the author of the chapbook THE ZEN OF CHAINSAWS AND ENORMOUS CLIPPERS (Achilles Chapbook Series 2008) and of the e-chapbook THEATER (Scantily Clad Press 2009).
Michelle Disler has a Ph.D. in Creative Nonfiction from Ohio University, and teaches literature courses and nonfiction workshops at Ohio Wesleyan University. Her work has appeared in The Laurel Review, Seneca Review, Fact-Simile, Lake Effect, Gulf Coast, Painted Bride Quarterly, Rubbertop Review, Witness, The Southern Humanities Review, North Dakota Review, Fugue, Hotel Amerika, Fact-Simile, and Columbia, where her essay received the Essay Prize. She is also an AWP Intro Award and Pushcart Prize nominee, the latter for her multigenre work on Ian Fleming’s James Bond. Her first book, [BOND, JAMES] alphabet, anatomy, [auto]biography, has been related by Counterpath Press (November 2011), and she is at work on two separate manuscripts, one fearuring Beaver Island, Michigan, and the other a compilation of short essays. Michael Cherry’s poems have also appeared in publications such as RHINO, Cave Wall, Gulf Coast, Glass: A Journal of Poetry, Connecticut River Review, and Lake Effect. A graduate of the creative writing programs at the University of Toledo and Bowling Green State University, he lives in Toledo, Ohio, where he teaches English to college folk through the interwebs.